Best 7-seater cars to buy in 2015

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso - front tracking
9 Sep, 2015 12:15pm Sam Naylor

Here is our list of the top 10 best 7-seater cars to buy, from MPVs to large SUVs and off-roaders

Those looking for a 7-seater car will sometimes feel like their only option is a dull MPV - but it doesn't have to be that way. Not only are the best MPVs stylish and good to drive, you can also choose from a variety of chic SUVs as well.

Traditional 7-seaters tend to be MPVs, but there are also van-based 7-seaters and SUVs that fit the bill just as well, and there's something for everyone in this market. You're never going to get sports car looks with room for seven, but today's MPVs and SUVs don't look half bad - so it's worth considering your full range of options.

All of the models on our handy list here have seven seats, so have a browse through each page and see which one appeals the most. Then head to our in-depth reviews for each one to get the full details to help decide whether it's right for you.

Land Rover Discovery Sport - front static

Make sure you know what sort of car you'll need before you get your heart set one something - a large family that will need to use the seats all the time will be better off with an MPV or similar, as the extra seats are more comfortable. SUVs can sometimes work too, though -  go for something like the Land Rover Discovery and even adults will be able to sit in the extra seats.

Those who only need the extra seats occasionally but also need a large boot when only five seats are needed, will want to look for a model with an easily foldable third row of seats. These can be cramped for adult-size passengers but store away beneath the boot floor when not in use.

The nature of these 7-seat cars is that they wil be carrying a lot of weight around, so many are not even available with petrol engines. The torquey power delivery of diesels suits them much better and allows higher fuel economy even with a lot of people on board.

So whatever you're looking for in your next seven-seater car, click on the links to the left to see our top picks to help you decide. 

Best 7-seaters 2015

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What about the Mercedes E class estate? - an alternative to the tragic 4x4s and the (I've given up completely) MPVs....

Peugeot 5008?!

Vauxhall Zafira & New Zafira Tourer.

Cant believe neither Zafira nor Zafira Tourer made this list!

Actually, given AE's bias, actually I can.

No Toyota Verso ???

Chrysler Grand Voyager is best equipped and most flexible 7 seater in the UK. Yet no mention ever comes of it?

Of course you can. Look what they got on the top of the list. And I am a seat owner. Yak! As if MPV owners can't have taste or only buy with a measure in hand. Real world buyers will get the s-max any day.

Volvo XC90? Even Jezza approves.

New SsangYong Turismo coming soon - replacement to the much-maligned Rodius. If you can get over the prejudice, it beats the pants off all the usual suspects, on price and equipment. I may well buy one.

It's gotta be the Ford Galaxy Titanium or the Toyota Prius Plus!!

Has to be the Ford Galaxy Titanium or the Toyota Prius Plus!

Because it's not very good to drive, neither very economical.

The Zafiras are German cars. FAIL.